“All around the world, growing emphasis is being placed on establishing collaborative communities at the national, sub-national and sectoral level to drive forward the open data movement and build inclusive data ecosystems” Gaurav Basnyat at the “Building an open data community workshop”, September 2017
With the near completion of the first local elections in two decades and the gearing up for provincial elections in late November, this is an exciting time for Nepal. However, while the federal structure is now taking shape, Nepal continues to face many pressing development challenges related to poverty, transparency, accountability, economic development, inequality and social inclusion. To address these challenges, the use of evidence – reliable, accessible data and information – to inform decision-making, monitor progress and evaluate development outcomes will be key.
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Do you have innovative ideas on how data can be opened and harnessed to solve Nepal’s development issues? Are you looking for funding to transform your ideas into reality? Then look no further!
Nepal saw a huge influx of humanitarian aid after the earthquakes in April and May 2015 with numerous national and international aid agencies rushing to distribute relief. But, in the initial days after the earthquake the distribution was reportedly chaotic, inequitable and uncoordinated. There were a number of important information gaps, including the lack of available data about the affected districts and a lack of information sharing between responding agencies.
This blog post by Nikesh Balami, Chief Executive Officer of at Open Knowledge has previously appeared in Open Knowledge Nepal's blog here.
We are pleased to share a new briefing, ' Open Government Partnership – The Case for Nepal'. Around the world governments are taking important steps to promote more open, accountable and responsive governance. A global initiative that is supporting this trend is called the 'Open Government Partnership' (OGP). The OGP has supported 70 countries, both in the developed and developing world, to implement plans, policies and practices that support government openness. Nepal is not currently a member of the OGP but is eligible to join.
“A new report on Nepal’s data revolution has been published by Development Initiatives this week. The report highlights the role of the local community of data enthusiasts in improving data sharing and use. This blog, republished from the Development Initiatives website, shares key insights from the report.
We are pleased to share a new briefing on 'Open Government Data in Nepal'. Open Government Data is the concept of publicly and systematically sharing data from government in a format that enables it to be downloaded, analysed and used by a country’s citizens. In many countries open government data has enabled citizens to better understand policies that have been enacted, engage with government decision-making, and hold the legislative accountable.